Eno CTL’s Airport Leadership Development Program (ALDP) is management and leadership skill-building course designed specifically for managers at airport properties. Skills learned during the ALDP will enable you to be a better leader, advance in your career, and deliver a better product to your airport’s tenants and the public.

Why Management Training is Key

The aviation community is in a undergoing significant changes. Airport managers are faced with difficult challenges like airline consolidation, migration to NextGen air traffic control, shifts in ground transportation, and impending retirements of longtime staff. Effective management is the key to coping with changes and operating a high-performing organization.

Management and leadership skills can be taught, and can be difficult to acquire while serving as front line staff. This course leaves students with new skills to use in their role as an airport manager.

Class Dates and Registration

The Eno ALDP is scheduled for November 1-4, 2015. The class will be held at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, VA (greater Washington, DC). Register Now!

Class begins at 5pm on Sunday, November 1st and concludes at 1:30pm on Wednesday, November 4th. Students can choose to attend a 3-hour class on Understanding the U.S. Airline Industry or participate in a tour of the airport on Wednesday afternoon.

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Who Should Attend

The Airport Leadership Development Program is designed for professionals in a management role at an airport property. Students will learn management, communications, and leadership skills through examples and exercises related to airports. The course content is appropriate for commercial service or general aviation airports. Managers from fixed base operators, consulting firms, or vendors may also find the course useful attend. Please see here for an article about our instructors in action during a recent class offered to the Florida Airports Council.

Course Structure

The ALDP is a three day course. It begins on Sunday evening, and concludes on Wednesday afternoon. The class features a half-day offering of Eno’s Understanding the US Airline Industry course on Wednesday afternoon.  Students in this course learn management, communications, and leadership skills through examples and exercises related to airports.   Much of the course is based on materials researched and developed under the Airport Cooperative Research Program’s Project #75. Program components include:

Leadership and Followership Fundamentals

Communication and Conflict Resolution

Critical Thinking and Decision Making

Strategic Planning and Change Management

Performance Management and Evaluation

360 Leadership Assessment- Prior to the course,   anonymous feedback will be solicited from current and former colleagues, supervisors, and employees supervised. The participant will also rate themselves. The results are returned to the participant in a consolidated report, which is reviewed together with the course instructors.


Mindy Price has 20 years of experience in leadership skill development, executive coaching, and change management. She currently serves as the CEO of Direct Effects Solutions, a Columbus, Ohio based management consulting firm. Ms. Price is an expert in organizational management, leadership skill building, and executive coaching. Prior to starting Direct Effects Solutions, Ms. Price served as the IT Director of several companies. Ms. Price has worked with a number of airport clients, and was the co-Principal Investigator of ACRP Project #75. She holds a Masters from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Michael Audino is serves as a Senior Researcher at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida, where he leads research and education initiatives for a variety of airport and public transit clients. He is a specialist in develop strategic and operational plans, design of communications and public outreach strategies, and applied organizational research. Prior to joining CUTR, Mr. Audino served as the State Aviation Officer for the Iowa Department of Transportation, Executive Director of the Southwest Iowa Planning Council, and Director of Marketing and Business Development for the Des Moines International Airport. He holds a Masters in Business Leadership from Upper Iowa University and a Bachelors in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University. He serves as an ambassador for the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), and has served on multiple ACRP project panels.

Rob Britton  brings 25 years of hands-on leadership at three airlines. He retired in 2009 from American Airlines, where he served in a variety of roles including Adviser to the Chairman, and Managing Director of Brad Development and Advertising. He also worked in international planning, corporate communications, passenger sales, IT, and operations. Dr. Britton is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He is a frequent guest lecturer on airline management and leadership topics at business schools and airline groups worldwide. Dr. Britton holds a Ph.D. in economic geography from the University of Minnesota.


Eno has a room block at the Doubletree Hotel-Crystal City at a rate of $169.00 plus 13% tax. Please make your reservation by the cut-off date of  October 7th 2015. The rate is not guaranteed after this date.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washingtion DC- Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: 703-416-4100
Reservations:  2015 Eno Airport Leadership Development Program

Complimentary shuttle to and from Reagan National Airport and Pentagon City Metro.

Tuition and Registration

The course tuition fee is $2000. Breakfast and lunch are included. Please review Eno’s cancellation policy before committing to the course.

Register Now!

Students can choose to participate in short course Understanding the U.S. Airline Industry after the class ends. Registration is $125 (discounted 50% over the public rate).


If you have questions or concerns, please contact Alex Bond, Eno CTL Director, at abond@enotrans.org or 202-879-4714.


Eno is seeking sponsors for the ALDP program or individual student scholarships. The Eno Center for Transportation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, and donations may be tax-advantaged.